Hello! I am a planetary scientist who studies meteorites to answer questions about the small bodies of our solar system and the protoplanetary environment. I am a PhD Candidate at Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, but I do my research in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History. I study primitive meteorites, focusing on the spectral and geochemical characteristics of ordinary and carbonaceous chondrites using a variety of analytic techniques. I greatly enjoy teaching, mentoring undergraduate researchers, and the multitude of public outreach I do as a scientist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Marina Gemma


Learn more about me, my experiences, and qualifications on my about page. To download a pdf of my current CV, click here.

Planetary Science Research

My past research experiences have included projects in both astrophysics and earth science. My current PhD research in planetary science synthesizes topics and methods across these two fields. Learn more about my current research here!

Science Communication & Outreach

Making scientific research accessible and engaging is a passion of mine. At the American Museum of Natural History, I have had many unique opportunities to be involved in the museum's education and public outreach efforts. Find out more about my involvement here and learn more about my broader outreach efforts here.

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